09-09-2012 03:21 PM - last edited on 09-09-2012 04:15 PM by Ariadne
Im looking for an affordable printer compatible with a Mac. One that has affordable inkjet cartridges as I am a student and need to print off assignments, etc on a regular basis. What do you recommend?
09-10-2012 08:31 AM
I agree with XL you may be better off with a laser. With ink jets you are either buying a very expensive printer that has cheap ink, or your buying a very cheap printer with expensive ink.
09-10-2012 10:09 AM - edited 09-10-2012 10:09 AM
To answer the other half of the question, pretty much every printer Future Shop sells nowadays includes support for Apple computers. You'd actually be harder pressed to find a printer that is not Mac compatible.
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09-13-2012 05:00 AM - last edited on 09-14-2012 07:51 AM by Dany_S
Honestly, I reccomend the HP Officejet 8600 series.. Uusally they are sale for great savings and the ink cartridges have a great yield. It is also jam packed with features...
If you prefer the "Plus" model futureshop doesnt carry it.
Sometimes the Premium model which comes with a ton of other extras goes on sale for the same price as the Plus model.
When I got it a few months ago HP also had a program that when you buy an elligible printer (the plus and premium models are) you can ship (they pay for shipping) any old printer (it doesnt even need to work) to them and they will send you a cheque for 75$...
It looks like they still have something similar: http://www.hp.com/canada/promotions/commercial/ipg
Also be careful where you buy ink. I alwys buy at futureshop or (competitor); however I make sure to look around and price beat if i see it cheaper. Sometimes the difference in prices from stores is large and they fluctuate regularly. i.e. today futureshop is cheaper by a longshot but next week somewhere else is and futureshop's price has gone up.. Just keep an eye.. Also with HP inkjets like this, try to buy the XL cartridges since they are much better value.